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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
JALANDHAR, July 30, 2013
Massive campaign to aware people about the policy issued by the state government for regularization of illegal colonies, so far failed to get any response, as no residents of such colonies turned up in the camps organized by the Municipal Corporation in different localities of the city.

Although, the policy was issued on June 26, by the state government, but neither any of colonizers submitted application for the regularization of their colony nor any resident expressed his desire to pay the subscribed amount for regularization of his dwelling unit in the unapproved colonies.

“Some of the colonizers turned up, but only for the queries and no duly signed application with mandatory deposit so far submitted in the office”, one of the senior officials of Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA), told HT on the condition of anonymity.

“Perhaps the stake holders are confused and expecting some change in the policy, especially after ruling alliance partner, BJP's taking up the issue with Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal recently”, he said adding that moreover the last date of submitting the application is August 24, which is still far away.

Meanwhile, in the Camp organized by the MC in Raja Garden locality of the city, no resident of the unapproved colony turned up to submit his application.  “Let us see, what the state government finally decides about the policy and only after the final declaration, we will file the application”, Suresh Kumar, one of the resident of the locality said.

Employees of the MC were seen throwing pamphlets regarding the policies in the residents in unapproved colonies.